It’s trade deadline season already? It feels like the season just started. Well, sometimes one’s feels are the correct feels, and sometimes one’s feels are the type of feels that have you on a first date snorting through tears that your daddy never hugged you. Today, I’m having the right feels. This feels weird. The season just started and teams are buyers and sellers. This is all so nuts. We will never see another season like this in our lifetime (barring a strike, then we might see this in 18 months). Never again will the league sit out for Covid. Even if there’s an outbreak next year with no vaccine, teams will just go into bubble mode in March. This past year happened because people didn’t know what they didn’t know. The ‘what we know now stuff’ is the Mariners sent Taijuan Walker to the Buffalo Bleu Jays. A better team is a greater than symbol, but ballpark A doesn’t equal ballpark B. This isn’t a great move for Walker to Buffalo’s Wild Winds, but there’s only about six starts left for pitchers, so Streamonator. I do think Taijuan Walker has become a fascinating name for 2021. His 8.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 are back up to where he was pre-Tommy John (surgery, not underwear), and back then he was a 3.50-ish ERA pitcher. That was in an easier league, but also a bad park. He becomes a free agent this offseason, so we’ll see where he is pitching next year, but I’m way more interested in him now vs. later. Yum, those candies were good! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Walker Buehler – Hit the IL with a blister. Things are not so dynamite for Walker as Buehler will be truant for a couple starts thanks to a blister he got walking up Rich Hill. Seriously, tho, Buehler has a blister like I have a cherry-red Lamborghini. I don’t even have cherry-red cherries. We’re not officially at the trade deadline, and the Dodgers have already wrapped up a playoff spot. There’s no way they’re going to push Walker, tennis balls on his heels or not. Oh, and grab Tony Gonsolin; he’s starting on Sunday. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now. Also, to see that Buy column right now, join our Patreon. It’s free, plus five dollars. You also get a weekly podcast I do with Donkey Teeth and comedian, Billy Hurley.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.80. On a similar note to Buehler, don’t be surprised if Kershaw mysteriously needs a 10-day IL stint in September.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. He calls the Rawlings baseball, a Cowlings. Why? You’ll have to ask Arenthal James Pollock.

Gavin Lux – 0-for-3 as he played the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Yes! It was all worth it! An oh for three! Woohoo! Okay, so it wasn’t the greatest of outcomes, and he was sent back to the taxi squad, but we know the Dodgers are at least aware of him, so he should be back soon.

Matt Manning – Shutdown for the season with a forearm strain. That sucks. Was thinking he could’ve been better than Mize this year. Now, I’m not sure he ever catches him. This year really stuck it to the Manning.

Brett Phillips – Traded to the Rays for Lucius Fox. Wow, this Brett Phillips must be good to get traded for Lucius Fox right after a Batman movie trailer drops. Narrator: Brett Phillips was not in fact good.

Sam Haggerty – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in, like, one game. Okay, no, but it has been in one week. Haggerty will be in this afternoon’s Buy co9lumn, but you don’t have to wait for that if you need steals.

Shed Long Jr. – 2-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (4) on both sides of the DH. ‘Member when he was a preseason favorite of everyone’s to break out. Turned out that Shed took them out to himself.

Jose Marmolejos – 3-for-7, 6 RBIs and two homers (2, 3), hitting .167. If I were him, I’d just go with one name, Marmolejose. Marmolejose replaced the injured Evan White, and might see some time-olejos.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.35. If he could’ve just held back from throwing one meatball to Marmaduke Marmolejos, mamma mia, you mamaluke! I really needed Lamet to pitch a gem. Put down everything you’re doing, and think with me for a moment. Why can’t I have unadulterated wonderful? Am I living an O. Henry story where I received handsomeness but was refused luck? Give me the answers!

Craig Stammen – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.90. The good news if you own him is:  he was called on for the save. The bad news is:  how long do you have?

Garrett Richards – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.17. I started Lamet, Stammen and Richards in one league. Couldn’t the Padres’ games be postponed?

Manny Machado – 4-for-7, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and three homers (9, 10, 11). We should’ve seen this year coming from Machado. He’s always great for 60 games a year. We’ve trimmed the 102 games of fat!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 13th homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Was on Craig Mish’s TV show yesterday (think it airs today), and he asked me if FTJ was a top 3 player in 2021, and I hesitated, but he is kinda, isn’t he?

Wil Myers – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. I’m heading back to February to draft only Padres hitters. Anyone need anything? Don’t say flour, I can’t carry that shizz.

Nick Castellanos – 4-for-7, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact hit that one like the pillow after a souvlaki plate.

Jesse Winker – 5-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 7th and 8th homer, hitting .333. For the 1st game of the DH, he was moved up to the three-hole spot, and I shouldn’t have to say moved up. That should be his regular hole. Hey, who called a hole, a Winker?!

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.94. My boy Sonny Gray takes after his old man (except for the “does nothing whatsoever athletic” part)!

Keone Kela – Hit the IL with Colin Moran. That’s not to say Kela’s suffering from “Colin Moran.” Actually, I own Moran and he is insufferable.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – With Moran out, the Pirates passed over Hayes to bring up Will Craig. The Pirates need to have the league intervene and take over that franchise. The Pirates are actively trying to lose. It’s pathetic. As for Will Craig, he looks like he could hit for some pop and maybe a .220 average if he gets lucky.

Cody Ponce – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Cardinals must’ve been so confused they were facing a Ponce, they forgot to. Looking at Cody’s minor league numbers, I’d say his good start is a dead cat Ponce.

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.60. I streamed him because:  Pirates. It could’ve been better, it could’ve been worse.

Andrew Miller – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. Every pitcher is coming down with this, huh? It shouldn’t come as a surprise, 2020: Everyone Is Fatigued.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-6 and his 1st homer. Gotta love that Yadier has decided to play every inning of every game this year. Call him Covid Ripken Jr.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.08. …the NL Cy Young is…Kim! *TV shuts off* “The BBWAA awards are gonna be without me.” That’s Eminem.

Jose Iglesias – Was activated from the IL, but the Orioles/Rays game was postponed with countless others, including the Mets. Speaking of which, Rob Manfred’s days as a national embarassment is back to zero. Mets’ GM, Brodie Jenner Winkle was heard saying on a hot mic that Rob Manfred wanted the Mets to go out to the field, then back in the clubhouse, then come out an hour later, and Brodie was like that stunt is nuts. Then later Brodie backtracked and said it was owner, Wilpon who suggested it, and not Manfred. Right, sure, and Jose Iglesias is a .400 hitter. You got it. The Mets are about to be sold in four days, so Brodie weighed his options and protected Manfred, since he’ll be around longer than Wilpon. Also, Manfred has completely lost control of the league. A strong commissioner would’ve just said all teams will be off Thursday, and return for Jackie Robinson Day on Friday. Everyone together. Instead, you have some teams sitting, some playing, it’s a giant muddled message. By the way, MLB: Where Hot Mics Come Home To Roost.

 
  1. galica says:
    (link)

    Grey!!!

    Loved the report!

    a. Poring over the boxscores as I do, I saw Richards’ start and thought how unlucky?? The guy walked 2 and allowed 4 hits in his 2/3 of an inning and all 6 baserunners came home to roost!! All inherited runners scored of course. Anyway, phantom injury coming Dicks’ way. To lament a little, ’cause I’m a consummate empath, I had Taylor Williams rostered for his 5-run blow up (he entered the game with the Ms having a 7-3 lead!!) – helped supremely by Altavilla’s blow-up! Dropping Williams as we speak, Hirano will probably take over and the Ms are kind of out of it so not really necessary to worry.

    b. Start either or both of these guys tonight.

    1. Heaney at home versus SEA (Margevicius)[SON loves at $28.3.]
    2. McKenzie at STL (Ponce de Leon) [SON doesn’t love at -$2.9, but also Ponce de Leon is -$7.9 so the lesser of two evils equals maybe he can eke out a W.]

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    d. MLB quote of the day for August 28, 2020

    ‘You can be whoever you want to be, you just have to want it bad enough.’

    Sparky Anderson

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      Yo Ante, I’d stream both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      A. Yeah, that was awful…Coupled with Stammen and I might not recover, wish me well

      B. Both

      C. You too!

      D. Nice!

      • galica says:
        (link)

        Grey!

        I wish you the best all the time.

        Thanks for the advice, man

        Cheers,
        Anre

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Aw, thanks, Ante!

  2. Scooby says:
    (link)

    You broke me with Marmaduke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hehe

  3. Dave D says:
    (link)

    Good one on Machado, so true! Fortunately I do have one share. Im a little worried about Taijuan in his new park. Hopefully he’ll get more road starts as I really need him in one league still, especially with Kelly hitting the infirmary. Yeah, this trade deadline feels so weird. I hope you’re right about 2021. A lot of crap can happen between now and April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, I’d be more worried in Buffalo — true on now to April, but being hopeful, hopefully not naive

  4. andrewwilen says:
    (link)

    Dominic Smith or Rafael Montero?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      Apples to oranges…what do you need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with DT

      • andrewwilen says:
        (link)

        I could use the saves. Guy wanted Dozier. But I’m Dozier > Dom Smith

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Okay

  5. Michael says:
    (link)

    Would you accept a trade of J. Baez and Yelich who are both struggling for Story?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      I’d keep Story unless it a pretty deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with DT

  6. Cram It says:
    (link)

    LOL @ Lux. At least they’re aware of him!

    F Judge. Why do I have to work so hard at this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, it’ll come down to the final days

  7. Will says:
    (link)

    “Buehler will be truant” – lol ISWYDT Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hehe

  8. zombie says:
    (link)

    Commish Grey! A level headed, simple, unified resolution, Lothario! Now, daiquiris for everyone!! Considering stashing an IL’d arm pending activation. Which pitcher would you recommend stashing from a.) Urquidy, b.) C.Mart, or c.) Neither (here, “neither “should always be ‘c’) to help in a week or two (also known as the stretch run). But 2 weeks from now when either are likely activated, there will only be about 2 more weeks. Worth it? This whole fakakta season IS the damn stretch run! Exhausting.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      Probably neither…which healthy pitchers are available?

      • zombie says:
        (link)

        Thanks so much Donk. Available active considerations are slim, but include Fiers, B. Anderson, or wait on MacKenzie G. (redraft)? VERY few moves remaining in a limited move league. So, forced to hang onto struggling Howard, Heaney, Richards (grrrrr.), Houser longer than in the standard full season. Despite their recent struggles, these Razz faves are helping leading most league P categories. Consider swapping any of them, understanding that they’d likely be going down with the ship? Thanks again. Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I don’t know why I have to do everything, zombie

      Urquidy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        I’d save the moves tho, after reading your 2nd comment

  9. Marv says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 20 moves/year

    I’ve been approached by a team that is in sell off mode (for picks). Do you think I could use any of the following players (in order of who I was looking at):
    R. Grichuk, G. Marquez (SP), B. Keller (SP), C. Mize (SP)

    My team:
    C – Y. Grandal
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – D. Fletcher
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – T. Hernandez
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – I. Happ
    BN – Y. Gurriel
    BN – B. Nimmo
    BN – D. Santana

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – A. Civale
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – A. Colome (RP)
    P – D. Keuchel
    P – C. Paddack
    BN – C. Bassit
    BN – C. Burnes
    BN – K. Gausman
    IL – C. Martinez (10-day)
    IL – C. Smith (10-day)
    IL – C. Kluber (60-day)
    IL – J. Verlander (10-day)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      Nah I don’t think any of them are worth paying for there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with DT

  10. Big Dog says:
    (link)

    Is Houser droppable now after his second disappointing outing in a row?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
      (link)

      Probably…for who?

    • FireRobManfred says:
      (link)

      I want to drop Houser, too, but oh boy are there no good arms available to replace him with. It’s like Tanaka or Maneaeaea or one of the 30 rookies that have been called up.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with DT

  11. Joe Shmoe says:
    (link)

    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Just looked at the season half over. I wanna stomp my feet and call no fair because the part time “ballers” don’t have a chance to give up on their teams. I might have to, and beat the summer rush.

    1. Laureano a drop for Haggerty?

    2. Dobnak for Cy Young?

    Have a good weekend!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      1). I would make that drop. Crunch time, baby!

      2). He’s been good! Somewhat lucky, but good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I know, it’s difficult with evreyone having time to stay and fight

      1. Nah

      2. Yes!

      You too

  12. Fred says:
    (link)

    Pick up Cesar Hernandez and drop Hanser Alberto, or not worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nah

  13. Splendid Splinter says:
    (link)

    I am in a 16 team mixed League where you can keep 13 players each year. It is a head to head league with 18 categories. I need some speed. Would you trade Bregman and Laureano for Jose Ramirez and Kyle Tucker? Also JD Davis for Jake Cronenworth. I am in contention this year but also am looking long term. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes and no

  14. Linda from Bob's Burgers says:
    (link)

    HI Grey! In a points league that gives 3pts for innings pitched, 2 for holds, 5 for saves, -3 for blown saves, 5 for a win, -5 for a loss (and all the typical points for hits, walks, etc.) would you drop Hudson for either Tanner Rainey, Tyler Duffey or Blake Treinen? If Hudson starts sharing closing duties with Doolittle will he start getting holds? Or go the SP route and pick up someone like Ian Anderson, Pineda or even stash M. Gore (when is he coming up?!?) We have 9 pitching spots which can be used for either SP or RP but you can only have 12 starts per week. Currently have 9 SPs (10 with Alcantara hopefully coming back soon) and Hudson and Jonathan Herndandez. Would you make any moves or sit tight and drop someone when Alcantara comes back?

    • Linda from Bob's Burgers says:
      (link)

      redraft league if that matters :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hi Linda!

      I don’t think Doolittle’s gonna close, if that’s your worry — I would go with an SP tho, Anderson works for me of those three, and Alcantara over him

  15. sonova......... says:
    (link)

    thanks for jinxing Kershaw…. motherfather

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sorry, sonava

  16. Big Ticket says:
    (link)

    Would you stream Mahle tonight vs. StL? Not desperate for IP, but also concerned that I get to end of the season and can’t get enough IP in the last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nah

  17. Cohen says:
    (link)

    Please pick 2 best streamers?
    Urias home vs Ariz
    Canning home vs Sea
    Javier home vs Tex
    Houser home vs Det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Javier, Urias

  18. Tyler says:
    (link)

    Grey! I have so many guys that are injured and hopefully coming back. Stanton, Albies, Madrigal and Dylan Moore.
    Moore worth dropping for Hagerty? I liked Moore’s steal ability before he tweaked his wrist but who knows when dude actually comes back. Haggerty legit or just a Schmotato? Dude, just realized that ma boy JID is on the new Amiñe album!? Track 4 man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Wouldn’t say legit on Haggerty, but I’d take him over an injured guy

      Yes! Amine’s new album is so good

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
      (link)

      Haggerty is somewhat legit. He’s got speed and showed some improved batting approach at the alternate site which is why they called him up, Manager is in love with him at the moment so he’ll play. With only 30 gmaes left he could be solid down stretch.

      If he’s legit for 2 weeks thats halfway home.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Haggerty!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      I’m buying Haggerty for now. Why not play a hot guy who is stealing all the bags with only a month left in the season?

      Am I looking at Haggerty next year? Probably not. I’d drop Moore or Madrigal for him at this point.

  19. scoboticus says:
    (link)

    Seems like I keep asking the same question, but the matchups keep changing so…

    Bassitt @HOU
    or
    Minor vs LAD

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      Neither? But definitely not Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with Cram

  20. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
    (link)

    “We should’ve seen this year coming from Machado.” *ahem*

    “We” did. cus I did. And I talked a lot about it. ;-) So I got you covered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Oh, then we good!

  21. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
    (link)

    12 team, 5×5

    Kyle Lewis for Brantley & Taylor Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lewis

  22. herrlibomber says:
    (link)

    Streaming any of these guys today?

    Matz v NYY
    R Lopez v KC
    Mahle v Cubs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  23. waffles says:
    (link)

    good write up grey! are you trusting Heaney tonight against SEA? need to keep up with the pitching counting stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! I’m not

  24. Lincecuminmypants says:
    (link)

    I have a need. A need for speed.

    Tapia
    Long
    Haggerty
    Lopes
    Quinn
    Tauchman
    Goodrum
    Reyes
    Hampson
    Margot

    Who’s the best add here overall?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Me too!

      Haggerty

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      Agreed with Grey. I want it to be Hampson, but he’s just – insanely, I might add – not an everyday guy right now.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
        (link)

        Thanks, fellas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  25. Ben says:
    (link)

    What do you predict in the Grey crystal ball for Castellanos next year?

    He’s never hit 30 HR or .300 and only reached 90 runs or 90 RBIs once, in separate seasons. Someone in my league is trying to sell him high, but with his production history I’m a bit concerned. What do you see? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hmm…27/.290

  26. Crime Dog says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey, happy Friday. Do you like Hagerty or Hilliard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hilliard

  27. Sandman says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Happy Friday!

    1) Who do you like more for a 2nd bench bat? Schoop or Christian Walker… is it close?

    2) I have Sixto, Luke Weaver, and Adrian Houser… how do you rank them ROS?

    3) Jordan Montgomery and Kevin Gausman are FA… do you add them for any of the pitchers in question 2?

    4) Do you think Cisnero is closer? or situation worth avoiding in DET?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Schoop, it’s close

      2. Depends on matchups — Weaver, Houser

      3. Depends on matchups

      4. Between Cisnero, Farmer and Soto

      • Sandman says:
        (link)

        Hey thanks!

        I own Moreland and Grichuk.

        How do you rank them with both Schoop and Walker?

        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Grichuk, Schoop

          • JKJ

            JKJ says:
            (link)

            You don’t like Moreland? Cuzza the platoon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I like Moreland

  28. leon says:
    (link)

    Some advice: 2021 16 man 6×6 holds/walks dynasty.

    My pitching staff is: Paddack, Montas, Maeda, Houser, Stroman, German.

    HItters: Dom smith, Biggio, diaz, lindor, rodgers, moncada, grisham, lourdes gurriel, teoscar, Luis robert, Soler, Will smith(catcher), andujar and victor reyes.

    What do you think is lacking. Worried about pitching, but not sure. Any type of move you would like with a team like this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d be concerned about my pitching, first, but also worried about my hitting

      • leon says:
        (link)

        Oh man, i thought there was nothing to worry about in my hitting. Problem is if i move a hitter for an arm, it seems like hitting would become a problem. tough one! not the answer i was expecting.

        thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      You’ve got plenty of pop, but average is lacking. Speed isn’t too bad.

      For pitching, I’m not giving up on Paddack yet, love Maeda, dig Montas, but he needs to get more Ks to really move up. Could pass on the other three entirely.

  29. Dude at Dude's says:
    (link)

    In a vacumm for a keeper league. which side?

    Micheal Kopech and MacKenzie Gore or Lamet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      For what year? 2022? Gore side

      • Dude at Dude's says:
        (link)

        This year and beyond I suppose since its a keeper league. I guess what would you prefer moving forward?

        Thanks for always responding by the way!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Prolly Gore, tough call

          • Dude at Dude's says:
            (link)

            Thanks tough call means fair to me, thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              It is fair

  30. Mike says:
    (link)

    Winker or Bohm, ROS 5×5 non-keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Winker

  31. sportivetricks says:
    (link)

    Hey to the heyskis,

    I still don’t have many questions in this whacko season, but I wanted to know if there’s an appropriate term in the glossary for an overrated player in your IL spot who you really do NOT want to come off the IL. (I am looking at you, Kris Bryant, and the great “value” I got for you falling to me in the draft.)

    Lurves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That’s a good avenue for a term…I’ve been there before, having a big name you hope never gets healthy

      Lurves!

      • sportivetricks says:
        (link)

        Right? “Just stay down, bro. You will make things worse. Stay the F#[email protected] down.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, totally — don’t force my hand and have to drop you

  32. Mike says:
    (link)

    Who would you rather own for the ROS, Sam Hilliard or Gavin Lux?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hilliard

  33. Drop Houser for Justus Sheffield ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh, depends on matchups

  34. Angel’s After Hours says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey & friends. Today would you pick Shoop or Cronnworth as a MI in a RCL and would you consider either for remainder of the season?
    Thank you for all that you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I would

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      Cronenworth. Would take either ROS. I don’t trust Schoop but he’s proving me wrong and I just need to buy in I guess.

  35. 3mango says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey!
    Keep 2:
    Hilliard, Rodgers, Hampson
    Understand Black is INSANE and makes no sense, but need power (and playing time)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not Rodgers

  36. Lct says:
    (link)

    What you think in dynasty forever of giving up my lindor for kelenic, burnes, brennan davis, dom smith and kameron misner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Could work out in a rebuild but I wouldn’t

  37. scoboticus says:
    (link)

    Spent the morning practicing saying Marmelejose so I could tell my wife your amusing anecdote!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  38. Joe Beísbol says:
    (link)

    I have one open slot. Debating whether to add Taijuan, Gausman (in case he goes to a contender), or Hirano (who may soon be closer). Also willing to open another slot by dropping Brantley, whom I had drafted for the average, but um, someone forgot to tell him that. Who is/are your adds?

    Also, random but, would you trade either Suarez or Chapman for Pablo Lopez?

    I’ll shut up now. Have a great weekend!

    12-team, 10-cat, roto redraft
    C – Smith; 1B – Grande Dolor; 2B – Flores; 3B – Suarez ; SS – Trea; OF – Dozier, Grisham; Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Ohtani, Brantley, Chapman (dtd); DL – Albies, Judge, Moore

    SP – Clevinger, Gray, Maeda, Hendricks, Justus, Sixto
    RP – Pressley, Romano, Pagan
    DL – Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha — you too!

      I’d lose Brantley — I’d look at matchups, or Gausman — I can see sending Eugenio for Lopez, but could backfire if yesterday was him getting hot

      • Joe Beísbol says:
        (link)

        Yeah. Precisely re: Suárez. He had not been hitting the ball hard, which made me wonder about the shoulder. But like last year he’s gone from slump to bombs (3 in the past week, but still not hitting for average).

        I just don’t know what to make of Chapman, who hits the ball hard, in the air, with the barrel (yay) but is more pull happy and striking out much more. Probably that he’ll maintain a .240ish average (boo) but hit 5-7 more HRs ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Chapman is great — Eugenio’s average isn’t that bad

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
          (link)

          If the ball is in the air, then pull-happy isn’t a bad thing. Especially if they’re hard-hit into the air and pulled. That’s a recipe for HRs right there.

          I think you can afford to lose Suarez. Really like what Pablo is doing these days.

  39. JR says:
    (link)

    Apologies for the long question!

    I play in a 10 team dynasty league that has been going for 10+ years now. This year was a rebuilding year for my team and next year might be a continuation of that. I currently have Charlies Blackmon, who can only be kept through the end of next year, so that with his age has really killed his trade value. I’ve been getting a little bit of interest in him from one or two contenders though. The best so far that i’ve gotten is Luis Severino and a small piece (Oneil Cruz is who he is offering) for my blackmon. Is that something worth considering?

    My roster in this league is:
    1B Goldy
    2B Altuve
    3B Machado
    SS Baez
    OF Blackmon, Reyes, Tucker
    UTIL Dozier
    BN Bohm, Rodgers, Wander Franco, Rutschman, Brujan

    SP Gray, Lamet, Weaver, Marquez, EdRod, Mize, Howard, McKenzie and some other filler SP guyes.

    Given my team, should I just roll out blackmon until he goes to the draft? Or take a gamble on Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That’s not a good trade for Blackmon

      • Jr says:
        (link)

        I didn’t think so. Since it’s a 3 outfielder league, nobody really needs him or will give up much since he has to go to the draft after next year and he’s 34. So this is the best offer I’ve gotten for him in over a year. Since I’m not competing this year and probably not next year, hoping to move on to something that will help me long term.

  40. Russ says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, Roto 6×6. Would you drop Lux and just go with Hilliard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

  41. Jaco says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey, I hope all is well today

    I’m pretty sure this is a no-go…but wanted to get ur opinion cus my bats are pretty weak outside of Manny going HAM the last two weeks—

    I got offered teoscar for my Lamet

    Yahoo 12 team 5×5 roto

    C – Contreras
    1 – Olson
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Machado
    SS – Baez
    OF – Ozuna, Myers, Grisham
    UT – Eugenio, Renato
    B – Berti
    IL – Madrigal

    SP – Giolito, Castillo, Lamet, Paddack, Gallen, Bassitt
    RP – Jansen, Hand, Sulser, Staumont, Karinchak, Devin Williams
    IL – Pomeranz

    Notable waiver SPs to potentially replace Lamet are Weaver, Canning, Stroman, Houser

    Thanks Grey have a good one!

    —Jaco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hey, man!

      I’d take Teoscar

      • Jaco says:
        (link)

        Say no more fam! Los trigger has been pulled.

        Now, can you help me reconfigure the log jam? I really just want one bench bat and need to activate Madrigal. Who are my two bat drops?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Forget Berti and Nunez

          • Jaco says:
            (link)

            Who are those guys?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Well done!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
      (link)

      That’s tough. I don’t think your offense necessarily needs TH. Losing Lamet would hurt more

      • Jaco says:
        (link)

        I initially had the same thought. But I’m 1st in Ks and Saves, 2nd In ERA and WHIP and that’s with a really mediocre Castillo and Paddack to date. With some positive regression from those two and the pretty decent options on the wire if I need them I think I’ll be alright. I believe in Lamet but if anything he will be regressing. Can’t throw 4 no hit innings every start.

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
          (link)

          I feel ya, but I’m a big fan of Lamet. WHIP and K maestro. If he could walk less he’d be a true fantasy ace.

          I wouldn’t tell you it’s a bad idea to get TH, though. I’m just saying I think you’ll miss Lamet more than you’ll be happy you got TH.

  42. Shawn says:
    (link)

    With Judge back to the IL for a long while, is Frazier a must pickup? He is batting second today (who knows how long that’ll last but still) what do ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, grab him

      • Jr says:
        (link)

        Piggy backing on the Frazier question, drop verdugo for Frazier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Sure

  43. Drew says:
    (link)

    Would you move D. Carlson for his Bohm? 16-team ops where we keep 6 MiLB. My minor league roster is J. Rodriguez, M. Luciano, C. Carroll, Hoerner, Kiriloff, and D. Carlson.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME ********************

  45. Brett says:
    (link)

    Drop Brantley for Clint frazier will myers, peralta or Hilliard

    Thanks!

  46. Scott Kimmel says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    I am thinking about trading Jo Adell. what names would be considered fair to ask for in return for him?

  47. hal_incandenza says:
    (link)

    “Couldn’t the Padres’ games be postponed?”

    Summed up my day

Comments are closed.